MING CHAIRS

I am a chinoiserie fanatic. So much so, that I need to be careful that it doesn't overtake my apartment. Give me anything with faux-bamboo styling, fretwork detail, lacquered finishes, pagoda-inspired objects and blue and white ming porcelain, and I.AM.FINISHED.

A few months ago I came across the most stunning pair of chairs  - two vintage glossy green Ming chairs with brass detail. I would love to have them for myself, but I am bursting at the seams, so I kindly passed them on to my client, who will soon be moving into a new space and starting fresh with her decor.

Below is a snapshot of these gorgeous nuggets...the photo doesn't even do them justice! The color resembles a muted, multi-toned, faux-malachite finish. There is something like 22 coats of lacquer on these lovelies...I'm just dying!

check out that lacquer!!!

(photos courtesy of VFO in Toronto)

(photos courtesy of VFO in Toronto)

Here are some images that I have saved to my pinterest page that showcase similar chairs...

The fabulous DUMBO apartment of Anne Maxwell Foster of Tilton Fenwick - black ming chairs 

The fabulous DUMBO apartment of Anne Maxwell Foster of Tilton Fenwick - black ming chairs 

image from elledecor.com - a pair of ming chairs in dark red

image from elledecor.com - a pair of ming chairs in dark red

Breckin Ridge Taylor Designs - a pair in glossy white

Breckin Ridge Taylor Designs - a pair in glossy white

image unknown - brass ming chair with upholstered back panel

image unknown - brass ming chair with upholstered back panel

Meg Braff designed a bedroom for the Lenox Hill Hospital Designer Penthouse - she incorporated a black Ming chair with, it looks like, Scalamandre's Le Tigre fabric and added a little lumbar pillow!

Meg Braff designed a bedroom for the Lenox Hill Hospital Designer Penthouse - she incorporated a black Ming chair with, it looks like, Scalamandre's Le Tigre fabric and added a little lumbar pillow!

The fabric that is currently on the chairs is an great choice, but unfortunately won't work in this particular space.

I think we have narrowed it down to this lovely print from Schumacher - Chiang Mai Dragon. The colors are perfection with the paint color and the rest of the room.

A fun combo with Farrow & Ball's Blue Ground paint

This will be one fabulous space - watch out for pics from the install that will take place in October!